Sara has spent the last 10 years establishing partnerships and economic opportunities between Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous stakeholders. She has worked with a wide range of industry partners to facilitate discussions with Indigenous groups on major projects across Ontario.
A results-oriented strategist, Sara is a skilled organizer, researcher, writer and facilitator from Six Nations of The Grand River Territory.
WHAT DRIVES ME
“Indigenous engagement in Canada is a complex and profound matter. It requires high-level cultural competency that can make the notion of pro-active engagement intimidating. One misstep can stay with you forever. But with the right approach, it’s doable and can have significant benefits for all sides.
As a First Nations woman, I want to help Indigenous communities realize their potential. I’m doing what I’m doing so my children’s children can have a brighter future. I know that by creating meaningful partnerships between business and Indigenous communities, we can achieve the ultimate win-win, delivering greater economic prosperity for Indigenous communities, Canadian business and the entire country in the process.”
- Professional experience in government, business, and not-for-profit leadership.
- Founder and Executive Director of the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario.
- Member of the Board of Directors for Grand River Employment and Training Centre.
- Experience working with the federal government as a civil servant.